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Jersey City Writers 2020 Board Meeting Dates: Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, April 22nd, May 20th, Sept 16th, Oct 21, Nov 18 @ 7 PM If you have an agenda item for JCW Board consideration or would like to present an item to the board in person, please email [masked] at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting.
In Writers Workshop, we will critique Jersey City Writers members' short stories, novel excerpts, scripts, poems, etc. in a friendly and supportive environment. JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions: • You must attend at least one workshop prior to submitting piece for critique. • You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance with the moderator. • No more than 5-6 pages in 12 point type. • Keep feedback constructive and positive. Writers should submit pieces to the moderator at least three days prior to their workshop date. This allows the moderator to review and email to the group. If you are new to critiquing other's work, please see these guidelines: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-give-constructive-feedback-on-writing/
𝙄𝙈𝙋𝙊𝙍𝙏𝘼𝙉𝙏 𝙉𝙊𝙏𝙀: 𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘴, 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦-𝘵𝘰-𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘸 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘴. 𝘞𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰/𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘱’𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳 the day before the workshop 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. Calling all poets! This workshop will start with critiques of two poems, each by an author who signed up ahead of time. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one 10-15 minute writing prompt (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Please note that if you have never attended Jersey Plums before, you must attend at least once before you may schedule a poem for critique. To get on the schedule, please speak to a moderator at the workshop. While critiquing poems, we will “mind our P’s and Q’s” by first praising what works in a poem, and then questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive.
Get ready for NaNoWriMo by joining Jersey City Writers to workshop to the basics of plot structure and delve into story theory. We'll help you mold your ideas into a broad, overarching structure for your novel and come up with a roadmap for writing your masterpiece. Mary Fan is a Jersey City-based author of YA and sci-fi/fantasy. She has published several books, including STRONGER THAN A BRONZE DRAGON (a product of JCW's Full Story workshop), STARSWEPT, and ARTIFICIAL ABSOLUTES, which have received praise from School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. She is also the co-editor of the BRAVE NEW GIRLS anthology series about girls in STEM. When she's not writing, she can usually be found kicking bags at the boxing gym, tackling low notes at choir rehearsal, or tangled up in aerial silks. Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.